Buoyed by LAUSD strike, Chicago teachers union delivers list of demands to the city

January 18, 2019 | Chalkbeat Chicago

As Los Angeles teachers prepared to begin the second day of a strike, Chicago’s teachers union took action of its own: delivering a 75-item list of contract demands to the city.

The delivery, to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and school district leaders, followed a rally outside Emanuel’s office early Tuesday. The current contract expires at the end of June, after Emanuel’s successor takes office; among his or her first responsibilities will be negotiating a new contract with the Chicago Teachers Union.

The union wants to see the next contract address a wide range of issues, such as overcrowded classrooms and the loss of veteran black female teachers.

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